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Mother Teresa Quotes


Keep the joy of loving God in your heart and share this joy with all you meet, especially your family. Be holy - let us pray.

Lord give me this seeing faith, then my work will never be monotonous. I will find joy in humoring the fancies and gratifying the wishes of all poor suffers. O beloved sick, how doubly dear you are to me, when you personify Christ; and what a privilege is mine to be allowed to tend you.

Sometime ago a woman came with her child to me and said: "Mother, I went to two or three places to beg for food, for we have not eaten for three days, but they told me that I was young and I should work and earn my living. No one gave me anything."

I went to get some food for her and by the time I returned the baby in her arms had died of hunger.

Have a deep compassion for people. To be able to have a heart full of compassion we need to pray. Especially be kind, be loving to the poor. We think we do so much for the poor, but it is they who make us rich. We are in debt to them. Do you want to do something beautiful for God? There is a person who needs you. This is your chance.

Try to put in the hearts of your children a love for home. Make them long to be with their families. So much sin could be avoided if our people really loved their homes.

To doctors:

Have you experienced the joy of loving? You can do that as doctors. You have a beautiful opportunity when the sick come to you with great trust and confidence not only to receive a few tablets from you but to receive your tender love and care and especially when you have to make a sacrifice to look after the poor. Jesus said: "Whatever you do to the least of my brethren, you do it to me."

To teachers:

Do not neglect the weaker children. Consider the problems of the slow-witted, the dropouts-what will they become in society, if you do not look after them? Among the poor we have the rich poor-children who are better gifted. The rich poor child can still have a place but it is the child who is dull and hungry that I must work for.

Please don't kill the child. I want the child. I am willing to accept any child who would be aborted and give him or her to a married couple who will love the child and be loved by the child. At our children's home in Calcutta alone, we have saved over 3,000 children from abortion. These children have brought such love and joy to their adoptive parents and have grown up so full of love and joy.

The very fact that God has placed a certain soul in our way is a sign that God wants us to do something for him or her. It is not chance; it has been planned by God. We are bound by conscience to help him or her.

Once we take our eyes away from ourselves, from our interests, from our own rights, privileges, ambitions-then they will become clear to see Jesus around us.

God loves you. Love one another as He loves you. Love is sharing, love is giving the best we have. We are carriers of God's love and whoever you are, you can become one also.

Once you know you have hurt someone to be the first to say sorry. We cannot forgive unless we know that we need forgiveness, and forgiveness is the beginning of love.

Once a beggar came to me and said: Everybody is giving you something. I also want to give your something. And he offered me a ten-paisa coin. If I accepted the money, he would go hungry, but if I didn't, he would be unhappy. I accepted it. And I felt within me, that his gift was greater than the Nobel Prize because he gave all that he had. I could see in his face the joy of giving.